Zesty Balsamic Vinaigrette

Zesty Balsamic Vinaigrette

  I eat a lot of salads, but rarely use pre-made dressings. I often find they taste flat — like they’re missing something that can’t be bottled. You can’t bottle the taste of fresh herbs and most don’t use flavorful oils or seasonings; instead they get a lot of...
Beet Noodle Salad with Ginger Lime Dressing

Beet Noodle Salad with Ginger Lime Dressing

  I love most vegetables, but beets are one that I have kind of a love hate relationship with. I love that they’re sweet, nutritious, and pretty. I hate that they almost always taste like dirt. Despite that, I’ve cooked them in a dozen different ways — roasted,...
Cajun Shrimp Tortellini

Cajun Shrimp Tortellini

  I recently had the kind of day where everything went wrong. You’ve probably had one of those days. It started with bad weather (these kinds of days almost always do, am I right?) I don’t usually have to be anywhere at a specific time, but on this day I did....
Sayulita Beans and Rice

Sayulita Beans and Rice

  Beans and rice is one of my favorite meals. It’s filling, comforting, and nutritious. Because both beans and rice are versatile ingredients, it’s also a meal that you can make differently almost every time you make it.   Like this recipe. It has ground...
Winter Grilled Chicken and Lemon Farro

Winter Grilled Chicken and Lemon Farro

  We’ve had some unseasonably warm weather this winter, and when that happens, I usually try to grill something. My grill is right on the back porch, and it’s nice to get outside without a coat and scarf, even if it’s only a few steps.   Naturally, the...